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1995 Stories by Matt Zoller Seitz

Archives: 1995 | 1994
  • Rushes

    published June 8, 1995

    Here's something worth cheering: this summer, two big-budget Hollywood adventure movies, Bad Boys and Crimson Tide, have broken the $50 million... More >>

  • Icon

    published May 25, 1995

    In the 16 years since he made his screen debut, Mel Gibson has seen plenty of action. Part of what makes him so charismatic is his ability to take... More >>

  • Rushes

    published May 25, 1995

    In honor of the late, great Ginger Rogers, the USA Film Festival's First Monday Classics series is screening one of the legendary hoofer's most... More >>

  • For art's sake

    published May 18, 1995

    Dallas congressman John Bryant had felt a lot of conflicting emotions watching Frank Capra's classic 1946 tearjerker It's a Wonderful Life, but... More >>

  • Love for sale

    published May 18, 1995

    When 16-year-old mail order bride Riyo (Youdi Kudoh) gets off the boat that has borne her from her old home in Japan to her new one on a sugar... More >>

  • Film

    published May 18, 1995

    Clad in a sleek black party dress cut to emphasize her violin-shaped torso, Tamlyn Tomita was a magnetic attraction in the lobby of the AMC Glen... More >>

  • Billy, clubbing

    published May 18, 1995

    Some movies are so bad that they make you look back over your recent moviegoing life with the merciless eye of an FBI agent assembling a dossier,... More >>

  • Rushes

    published May 11, 1995

    When Major Theatre cofounder Bryce Gonzalez' brother, who lives in California, fell ill with AIDS last month and needed a caretaker, Gonzalez made... More >>

  • Final step

    published May 11, 1995

    Ginger Rogers, who died April 25 at the age of 83, embodied star power with unsurpassed subtlety. Born Virginia McMath in Independence,... More >>

  • Cat man dues

    published May 11, 1995

    For nearly three decades, some of Hollywood's most powerful African-American players have labored unsuccessfully to bring the story of the Black... More >>

  • America, America

    published May 11, 1995

    The Perez Family and My Family (Mi Familia) are full of hardship, deprivation, bitterness, and death, yet they're ultimately optimistic. They... More >>

  • Contact high

    published May 4, 1995

    As Jim Carroll, the teenage prep-school junkie hero of The Basketball Diaries, Leonardo DiCaprio is so brilliant he's scary. He's only 20,... More >>

  • Bad seeds

    published May 4, 1995

    In the past two decades, filmmaker John Carpenter has directed 17 movies, and has established himself as a towering figure in modern horror. In... More >>

  • Rushes

    published April 27, 1995

    The past couple of months have already seen an ongoing, gay-themed series of midnight movies cosponsored by the Inwood Theater and The Met, and a... More >>

  • Sweet cesspool

    published April 27, 1995

    The name Kenneth Anger conjures different associations, depending on who you're talking to--and assuming, of course, that the person has heard of... More >>

  • How the Fest was won

    published April 20, 1995

    Wunderkind producer Irving Thalberg had a lot of theories about how to make a piece of entertainment that gives audiences their money's... More >>

  • Generations

    published April 20, 1995

    Filmmaker Gregory Nava's My Family (Mi Familia), a multigenerational epic about a Chicano family in East Los Angeles, is one of the most... More >>

  • Magnificent obsession

    published April 20, 1995

    Paul Schrader, thank God. On the occasion of the USA Film Festival's 25th anniversary, there could not be a more inspired and appropriate... More >>

  • USA Film Festival Schedule

    published April 20, 1995

    Note: The 25th Annual USA Film Festival runs Thursday, April 20 through Thursday, April 27 at the AMC Glen Lakes theater, 9450 North Central... More >>

  • Dead on arrival

    published April 20, 1995

    Filmmakers Andrew Behar, Sara Sackner, and their collaborators sure had their work cut out for them when they decided to follow the Grateful Dead... More >>

  • 1995 Dallas Observer Music Awards (Part I)

    published April 13, 1995

    In 1995, Dallas' rich musical heritage continues with a new breed of musician--some are young, some old, some natives, some transplants, some... More >>

  • 1995 Dallas Observer Music Awards (Part II)

    published April 13, 1995

    BEST ACT OVERALL: Reverend Horton Heat ALBUM RELEASE (1994): Liquor in the Front, Reverend Horton Heat (Interscope Records) LOCAL... More >>

  • Collared

    published April 13, 1995

    Your hooey detector will probably start beeping about 10 minutes into British filmmaker Antonia Bird's controversial melodrama Priest when Father... More >>

  • Rushes

    published April 13, 1995

    The latest issue of the Dallas-based bimonthly fanzine Hong Kong Film Connection (which only recently went national) is on sale now at an... More >>

  • Beating heart

    published April 13, 1995

    In a terrifying barroom sequence about 15 minutes into Once Were Warriors, a stark melodrama about the lives of Maori tribesman living in the... More >>

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